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Project Genesis

Project Genesis is an event strategically designed to help upcoming 6th grade students in their transition into their first year of student ministry. Project Genesis is a day focused on welcoming 6th graders to Venture Students, helping them build relationships with key upperclassmen and leaders, and casting vision for their next years as a part of student ministry.


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Project Genesis is an event strategically designed to help upcoming 6th grade students in their transition into their first year of student ministry. Project Genesis is a day focused on welcoming 6th graders to Venture Students, helping them build relationships with upperclassmen and leaders, and casting vision for their next years as a part of student ministry.
Project Genesis will take place at Harvest Ministries, a campground located right outside of Columbia, MS. Harvest Ministries is located at 338 Raynes Road in Carson, Mississippi.
Project Genesis is NOT an overnight trip. It is a one-day event happening on Saturday, July 13.
Check-in for Project Genesis will happen at The Lincoln Road Campus (for Lincoln Road, Hunt Club, Jones County students), The Stone County Campus (for Stone County students), and The Gulf Coast Campus (for Gulf Coast students) at 8:00 a.m. At the end of the day, students will leave Harvest Ministries at approximately 7:00 p.m. to return back to the campus where they checked in.
Project Genesis is for students who will be 6th graders in the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in attending Project Genesis as a leader, please let your campus contact listed at the bottom of the page know.
Project Genesis costs $40. The price includes transportation, all meals, a Venture Students t-shirt, and all additional activities.
Our Venture Students Staff Team will be present on the trip to help lead. There will be a number of adult volunteers who regularly serve with Venture Students on the trip to serve as leaders and chaperones. Teams on Project Genesis will be led by Big Brothers and Big Sisters, upperclassmen who are actively involved in our ministry and living out their faith. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be assigned to a group of 6th grade students based on gender and campus. They will be able to serve as a familiar face and encouragement for your student when they begin attending The MVMNT in the fall. You’ll receive communications from your student’s Big Brother or Big Sister prior to Project Genesis.
Yes. Spots are limited and will fill up quickly, so do not wait to sign up.
Yes. We will be taking school buses from our campuses to Harvest Ministries.
Yes. Lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided for students during the day. Please specify any food allergies that need to be taken into consideration on your student’s registration.
Yes. Harvest Ministries has a waterfront area available for swimming. To ensure the safety of all students present, we will have boundary markers set in the water and all attendees will be required to wear life jackets at all times. Please let us know on your registration if you don’t feel comfortable with your student swimming at this event. We will have other outdoor group games set up near the waterfront area for all students to participate in. Please make sure your students swimwear is modest and appropriate for this event. Our packing list above further clarifies guidelines to keep in mind.
Please contact your Campus Student Pastor if you are in need of financial assistance.
Yes! We are requiring all students and leaders to wear life jackets during waterfront activities. Please make sure your student brings one to use for the day. If you need help getting a life jacket for Project Genesis, please let us know.
Click the button below to view a suggested packing list for the day!


Suggested Packing List
Click below to view a tentative schedule for the day!


Tentative Schedule

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